Friday, 10 September 2010

It's been a while.............

A year ago teenager did his practise Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. A year later it is finally the real thing. And much has happened since then.
Thanks for all the good wishes while I was in hospital recently. It has been a whirlwind. I ended up in hospital for two weeks including a transfer my ambulance from Barrow to London. 300 miles, and actually it wasn't as bad as I thought. I was looked after very well by two lovely ambulancemen: Trevor and Alan.
I had two operations under general anaesthetic within a week. One to find out the source of the bleeding, and one which was a scheduled exploratory at the Royal Marsden as part of the ongoing tests to see if I can have what I now call ' the big op'.
While in London I also had a PET scan which is the final piece of the jigsaw. I haven't had the results yet. I get these on 23rd September, the day I find out whether the hospital is in a position to do the 'big op'. It is stressful waiting but it seems to be the way it is... forever waiting for some test or result. The life of a cancer patient.
When I got out of hospital in London, and waited for the scan., I stayed with my lovely friend L who has been my dearest pal since we were at school. We met when we were eleven- quite a few years ago............ As comfortable as a pair of slippers our relationship. As soon as enter her home I feel relaxed and comfortable, and she is a lovely hostess. Perfect for relaxation and recuperation. Aren't I so blessed to have such a dear friend in London so near the hospital? It is such a relief.
And now I am home. Three weeks later I am back. It is lovely to be home with my boys and my mum, and in such a lovely inspirational place. I plan to rest and build my strength for the next part of the adventure.


Anonymous said...

I have been so worried about you! Good to hear you are home. Enjoy the fresh air and your wonderful family :-) Big hugs xxx

Expat mum said...

Take care of yourself and let everyone spoil you rotten. You desverve it.

Snowdrop said...

Its wonderful to here that you are back in the lakes again.

We'll not be far away over the next week. We're heading up to Pooley bridge tomorrow for a week. I can't wait.

Good to have you back.


Renie Burghardt said...

Your son is a real cutie, Jo!

And isn't it a blessing to have a good friend like you have! I have one as well, and I know it is.

Still keeping you in my prayers, Jo. Have a lovely weekend.



Clippy Mat said...

Jo: What an 'adventure' you've been on for the last 3 weeks; you've really been through it but you're cheerfulness and optimism shine through. It's great that you have such a lovely old friend, that's a treasure in itself. Glad you're back in the bosom of the family in the lovely lakes. Relax and enjoy. Thinking of you :-)

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

So good to read you again. Friends like that are so special. I have a couple who I rarely see or hear from but know they would always be there for me if I needed them.
At least you have the football and rugby to keep you occupied while you wait now!

Take care x

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so joyed to hear from you.
I have thought of you daily, really.
Glad you are getting your rest.
I will continue to pray that you get the good health results (big OP) that you need and deserve!

Pam said...

I'm really glad that you are home with your loved ones and we are all here for you, so keep blogging. X

karen gerstenberger said...

I'm so grateful that you had such good care, and a loving, close friend to stay with until you got to come HOME. What a relief, to be home with your men and your mum. God bless you as you rest and heal. May each moment be one of progress and goodness, and may your medical team provide exactly what you need to be completely well again. xoxoxo

Nota Bene said...

Keep up your inner strength...all my best wishes

Loopin said...

Hey Jo

Will be keeping my beady cyber-eyes on you and nagging big time to make sure that you really do have the rest you need to heal and strengthen yourself!

You've had a heck of a time of it, and as ever, you've bounced back, but don't take that for granted (the rest helps the bouncing back).

Sending love, and hugs and positive, healing vibes in your direction.

tmmb said...

So glad to know you're back home. Enjoy that gorgeous countryside you live in. Big hug xx